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The Sir John Moore Foundation and it's Grade I listed building, provide support and a home for the local primary school. The foundation has four areas in which it works - Heritage (& conservation), Learning (for all), Community (& social wellbeing) and Enterprise (& innovation) Through a diverse programme of events and activities and innovative use of the buildings and grounds it provides social, educational and vocational opportunities for all.

The Sir John Moore Foundation is a registered charity - charity number 510484

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The Sir John Moore Foundation

COFFEE SHOP Enterprise Opportunity

 Guinea's Coffee Shop   NOW OPEN

Luiza and Russ welcome you to their Coffee Shop. It will be open for two or three sessions a week for lovely coffee and delicious cakes. Let us know when you would like it open and we can do our bext to oblige. Open for small groups and parties at other times. Contact Becky on 01530 273629 for more details



The gardens and second floor rooms are starting to take shape - the builders start on Monday building the gallery and the rooms are busily being painted and designed.

The spaces will include - a conservation, object handling and costume room, a textile space including gallery and a writers room. Outside the gardens will incorporate:

a poetry pod, sensory garden and willow tunnels, outdoor stage, history wall and outdoor kitchen.

All ready for new style school visits in 2016 and beyond.  

Next Event

Followed By:

Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot

20 February 2016

Presented by Garlic Theatre

A fantastical journey to the island of odd shoes where a Kangaroo and her little Roo have an adventure with a Big Bad Boot.

A magical, inventive show featuring clowning, mime and beautifully crafted puppets - it will make you never look at your shoes in the same way again!

Show starts at 2.00pm at Sir John Moore Foundation, Appleby Magna

For tickets please call 01530 273629 Any queries please see the website or Email: melaniekeith@hotmail.co.uk

Followed By:

Gallery Opening

20 February 2016

Come to our opening for the brand new gallery!

Midland Wedding & Events Hub at Sir John Moore.

The Midland Wedding & Events Hub will be at Sir John Moore Foundation on Sunday 21st February 2016. 




Winter 2015/2016 newsletter is now available!

The Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP spent the day in Leicestershire visiting schools and projects that support pupils and prevent them from becoming disengaged with the education system.



It was a real pleasure (although really nerve racking) to host our version of a celebration and conference!

A special thank you to our Chairman, David Legh and Leader of the Council Richard Blunt for their contribution with an extra special thank you to Richard Gerver for his incredible hour of inspiration!

Our young people were exceptional and I would like to thank all of them, with a special thanks to Chloe who was in charge of the canapés that I forgot to mention on the evening!! And thanks to staff, volunteers and tutors that helped out - most greatly appreciated!

We have produced a short video from a Richard sound bite. Hope you enjoy. There will be more episodes to come in the new year.

Image Capsule

Picture attached of the time capsule which will be buried under the bell in the garden area.


Great Hall Recordings

A warm welcome awaits at Sir John Moore Great Hall where we can record live orchestras, choirs and acoustic live preformances. Our sound engineers can capture perfect sound in our unique and vibrant enviroment, Interested?

Contact: 01530 273629